Afianes Pythari Red 2016
Red | PGI Ikaria | Aegean Islands | 13% ABV | 750ml
Organic | Biodynamic | Natural
Opaque, natural red-brown colour with orange highlights, and long-lasting legs. Ripe forest fruits such as cherry, lychee, and blackberry in spoon sweet. Flavours of sour cherry and wild cherry dominate; intense minerality, with a wet granite finish.
This grape variety is mostly cultivated in the Aegean Islands of Samos, Ikaria and other Dodecanese Islands. Fokiano has a solid nature, it is resistant to dry weather conditions and infections. It is used in red, rose and sweet wine production. It can produce well-balanced wines in wide spectrum of red colour, fruity scents and tastes.
For more than 20 years, with love, persistence, faith in organic cultivation and a spirit of creative experimentation, Nikos Afianes, a local Pharmacist, has been growing on the impressive granitic island of Ikaria the two local PGI grape varieties, Fokiano and Begleri. In the course of making wines from experimental vineyards at different altitudes and different microclimates on the Western part of the island, a few innovative styles have been created in a limited number of bottles from these two grapes. Nikos’ wines defend the term ‘fine’ with their elegance, unquestionable quality and development potential with time, whilst they remain anchored to traditional practices and totally pure without any technological intervention or additives.